32 days ago

Things that surprise Kiwis returning to NZ

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.

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8 hours ago

People with Covid-19 visited Kingswood Rest Home in Morrinsville

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

An aged residential care facility in Morrinsville that was visited by two people who later tested positive for Covid-19 says everyone they’ve tested has returned negative results.

The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced on Thursday that people who tested positive for Covid-19 visited an aged residential care facility before they started showing symptoms.

On Friday, Bloomfield said Waikato DHB confirmed that two new positive cases in Tokoroa were also linked to those visitors.

They first visited Tokoroa, before heading to the rest home in Morrinsville. Those two people are linked to the index case in Auckland.

Kingswood Healthcare confirmed on Friday their rest home in Morrinsville was the facility visited, but director Tammy Pienaar said everyone the positive person came in contact with while there had since returned negative tests. To read more, click here

8 hours ago

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11 hours ago

Did you know it's time to get eggplants started?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say August is the ideal time to sow eggplants. Plus keep your guard up against cold weather, choose flowers to grow from seed, get a move on with chillies and capsicums, start sowing basil and trick coriander seedlings.

Follow our guide to spring soil preparation and nominate a gardening hero for Ryman Healthcare Gardener of the Year. Plus go in the draw for $35 vouchers from Awapuni Nurseries and sensational new peace lilies from Gellert’s.

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